Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Newark. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Luikart Heating & Cooling is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to hold that warm mug, but once you drink a hot beverage, your body will work against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the nice water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cool air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally blocking your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that emits from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Luikart Heating & Cooling in Newark. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 740-200-5591 to keep warm this time of year!